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  • Posted: Jan 20, 2022
    Deadline: Jan 29, 2022
  • Plan International was founded over 75 years ago with a mission to promote and protect the rights of children. The organisation was set up by British journalist John Langdon-Davies and refugee worker Eric Muggeridge in 1937, with the original aim to provide food, accommodation and education to children whose lives had been disrupted by the Spanish Civil W...
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    Security Assistant

    Location: Gwoza, Borno

    Role Purpose

    • The Security Assistant will be responsible for the assessments, security related guidance and enforce implementation of security policies, guidelines and procedures for the Humanitarian Response Program with the support of the Safety and Security Manager.

    Dimensions of the Role

    • This will involve, but is not limited to: promoting a culture of security; security incident reporting; security guard oversight and management; monitoring and analysing the security situation in the states of humanitarian response, supporting the development and implementation of Security related Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) in Borno field offices.
    • The scope of responsibility is for both Plan International and all authorised visitors.

    Programme development & Quality Management:

    • Regular attendance at relevant security meetings and forums for the North East 
    • Report on security incidents/threats to Security Manager/Security officer as the case may be on a regular basis (including analysis of trends) and focal persons at the deep field level
    • Attending security meeting at deep field levels at Gwoza
    • Effective networking with the military in the deep field
    • Managing and maintaining effective use of security communication equipment in Gwoza
    • Performing location assessment Gwoza
    • Managing and facilitating staff/partners’ movements from Maiduguri to Gwoza
    • Supporting visitors with post arrival briefing in the location
    • Working closely with field coordinator and community mobilization officer to drive acceptance of Plan International programme activities in Gwoza
    • Tactically resolving youth and community conflict that could trigger into security incident
    • Providing pre-alert to Security manager/Officer in Maiduguri on prospective security issues
    • Ensure general staff safety and security in Gwoza
    • Deploy occasional step-down training
    • Gathering sensitive information and intelligence in the location for security Manager’s/officer’s use
    • Ensure compliance of all SoPs such as movement SoP, curfew SoP, staff relation-community SoP, grievance SoP
    • Providing weekly situation report for the security Manager in Maiduguri
    • Providing monthly incident report to Maiduguri
    • Managing security information and communication effectively
    • Drive hibernation and relocation when the context changes
    • Continuously suggest safety and security infrastructure required for the location according to the emerging threat
    • Manage and supervise guard force in the location
    • Ensure effective access management into Plan office and premises
    • Obtain daily travel report affecting Plan International staff in their location of duty
    • Any other duty that may be assigned by the Security Manager/Officer.

    Knowledge and Skills

    • BSc. in any relevant field
    • Strong knowledge and experience in occupational security and health & safety operations
    • 2 years experience (experience in deep field is an added advantage)
    • Ability to prioritise and manage complex and varied workloads, often to tight deadlines, in a dynamic, fragile and multi-cultural setting
    • Ability to guide staff with limited security capacity
    • Ability to predict and respond to security threats/incidents
    • Strong diplomatic, interpersonal, and trouble-shooting skills including negotiation and influencing skills
    • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders
    • Energetic and motivated individual, with a proven track record of undertaking similar assignments
    • Strategic and critical skills - but also focused on operational results and ‘getting things done’
    • Commitment to continuous learning; willingness to keep abreast of new developments in security
    • Able to work independently but also collaborate closely within teams
    • Ability to establish and sustain strong working relationships with Plan colleagues and in the broader Nigeria community/context
    • Culturally and socially sensitive.

    Method of Application


    • Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
    • Plan International Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender or disabilities. Plan International Nigeria is fully committed to child protection to prevent children from all forms of abuse.
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